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Sachin brought books to study on '90 tour: Kapil Dev

“He (Tendulkar) was very quiet. On that first tour he was carrying his school books to study in tenth grade. He was shy. He did not involve himself in topics. He used to observe,” Kapil told the BBC Radio 5 Live show.

“Two thing were very different about him at that age. His balance was so good... unbelievable. And he did not hit the ball... he pushed the ball. He had a heavy bat,” he added. Kapil recalled the first time he watched Tendulkar bat in a domestic match. “The first time I saw him bat was at Brabourne Stadium (in Mumbai) and I was asked to bowl at him. I was told he would get encouragement from it. I said ‘who is he?’ and was told he had done well in school cricket and to just bowl a few balls,” recollected Kapil.

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